Belfast Telegraph

Dublin Airport ranked 10th best in the world in passenger survey

By Sean Duffy

Dublin Airport has been named as the 10th best airport in the world, according to a new international survey based on passenger ratings by travel website eDreams.

The ranking is based on more than 65,000 passenger reviews, and covers overall airport quality, waiting areas, shopping and restaurants.

Helsinki-Vantaa was named the world's best airport, while Berlin Schönefeld was found to be the worst in 2016.

Passenger numbers at Dublin airport increased by 11% to a record 27.9 million last year. During the first two months of this year, passenger traffic rose by 6% to 3.6 million.

In its most recent figures, 1.2 million Northern Ireland residents used Dublin Airport during 2015, up 37% on the previous year.

In 2016, Dublin airport had flights to 185 destinations in 41 different countries.

A total of 47 airlines operate out of the airport. "We are delighted to have been named one of the world's best 10 airports in this new international study", said Dublin Airport managing director Vincent Harrison.

"This result is a huge recognition of the daily efforts of all of our employees to make each passenger's journey as smooth and as pleasant as possible."

The top five global airports were Helsinki, Glasgow, Zurich, Munich and Frankfurt. Berlin, London Luton, New York La Guardia, New York JFK and Brussels Charleroi were voted as the five worst in the world.

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